Family Fun at the Annual Franklin Watermelon Festival


The Franklin Farmers Market will host its annual Franklin Watermelon Festival on Saturday, August 18th from 8am-1pm. New market sponsor AlphaGraphics of Franklin is hosting what is sure to be the highlight of your weekend as we celebrate summer’s favorite treat.  At the Franklin Watermelon Festival, our local farmers will have the best of their watermelon crops ready for tasting, and customers will have their chance to win the watermelon eating contest. 






Our produce farmers have carefully tended the watermelons in the field in preparation of this annual event and they tell us that this year is a record year for delicious watermelons. Colbert Farms, Delvin Farms and Kirkview Farm will have watermelons ripe and ready for tasting, carving and more. 

Fun events include a watermelon eating contest beginning at 9:30am for kids and 10:30 for adults. There will also be a kids activity area with face painting, Magda the Story Spider telling watermelon stories and games for fun for the whole family. For a special treat, the Leiper’s Fork carving club will be carving beautiful creations from watermelons. Come out to see the amazing artwork and marvel at the unique designs. 

Last years 2017 Kids Watermelon Eating Contest Winners

Our vendors and local farmers are joining in the fun celebration in their own way. Padrino’s Pops will have watermelon pops, Belle Springs will have watermelon lemonade and Danny’s Donuts will have a special red donut that is sure to be superb. Join us from 8-1pm Saturday August 18th for a fun celebration to see what other vendors have prepared for the Watermelon Festival. 

The Franklin Watermelon Festival is more than just celebrating the best of summer. It is a fun, family friendly event celebrating all that is good about our community farmers market, from wonderful market sponsors such as Alpha Graphics to our loyal customers who support our farmers every week, rain or shine.  

The Franklin Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8am-1pm behind the Factory in Franklin, TN. The market is a 16 yr old producers only market with the largest assembly of local farmers providing fresh farm food all year long each Saturday morning. Find us at 230 Franklin Road behind the Factory. Visit us online at or follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram for the latest market news

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